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Ngare Serian

Ngare Serian is an intimate tented camp located on the western bank of the Mara River, in a small private concession bordering the Mara North Conservancy

Ngare Serian is an intimate and exclusive camp offering a high level of personal hosting, good food, friendly service and pretty luxurious accommodation whilst maintaining an authentic camp feel and bush atmosphere. The location on the banks of the Mara River is idyllic, with super birdlife in camp and hippos to serenade you to sleep. There is a suspension bridge you need to cross to enter camp, which may not be suitable for everyone. The property is run in conjunction with sister camp Serian ‘The Original’, which is located just across the river (slightly downstream) and meals are sometimes a very communal affair with guests and management joining from both camps – this is typical of the more flexible, communal ethos of the company. Guiding is excellent and with an exclusive vehicle provided for each group of guests, activities can be flexible and varied. This should be taken into account when comparing prices with other camps. We think Ngare Serian offers a great all round experience and should be especially considered if you are keen to include some walking as well as enjoy a more traditional, communal safari atmosphere in camp.


Accommodation for a maximum of eight guests is in four individual tented suites, each standing on a raised wooden deck overlooking the river. The spacious tents are comfortably furnished with large private decks. They do not have …


The Masai Mara ecosystem is one of the best game viewing areas in Africa and is especially good for viewing the big cats. Elephants, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, impala, gazelles, eland, waterbuck…


Whilst Ngare Serian has no age restriction and triples are possible, we do not automatically think of this camp for families with younger children. However, for families with older teenage kids who can take their own tent, Ngare Serian…

Conservation & community

Serian are members of the Mara North Conservancy (MNC) whose land is leased through monthly payments to the Masaai landowners. The partnership provides the landowners with an incentive to set aside part of their land for wildlife conservation…

LocationMara North Conservancy, Masai Mara
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Mara North (1 hour)
OpenAll year
Camp StyleTented camp
FocusBig game / Walking
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Fly camping / Walking / Fishing / Cultural / Nest sleep out platform / Helicopter scenic flights / Hot air ballooning
Maximum Guests on VehicleEach party has exclusive vehicle as standard
Private Vehicle OptionsAs above
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms4 tented suites
Family AccommodationTriples possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerNot possible
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomHorn
Mobile ReceptionYes
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsNot accepted